It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Chapter 3, Page 7, Book 13



Planting Time


Plant three rows of Peas:
Peace of mind.

Peace of heart.

Peace of soul.

Plant four rows of Squash:
Squash gossip.

Squash indifference.

Squash grumbling.

Squash selfishness.

No garden should be without Turnips:
Turnip for service when needed.

Turnip to help one another.

Turnip the music and dance.

Plant four rows of Lettuce:
Lettuce be faithful.

Lettuce be kind.

Lettuce be happy.

Lettuce really love one another.

To conclude our garden we must have Thyme:
Thyme for fun.

Thyme for rest.

Thyme for others.

Thyme for ourselves.

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love.

We reap what we sow -- you 'should' have a bountiful garden.

Author unknown 


WORD FOR TODAY:

Plant 

to put or set in the ground for growth 

to set or sow with seeds or plants

With thoughts of Spring on everyones mind this time of year, gardening is high on the list of things we want to do.  Everyone loves to peruse seed catalogs or dream about what they want to plant in their gardens.

A garden can be a reflection on our own lives. Some things are going great and some parts are struggling. A gardener gives every chance to a plant that is struggling. The same should apply to us.  It's good to remember that gardening, like your life isn't a project you tend to when it's the right season.  It takes planning and readiness all year long.


7 comments:

That corgi :) said...

I liked that garden planted; I need to plant some of those things myself!!

betty

linda m said...

Good thoughts for today. blessings

Joyful Days said...

Not sure how my garden will look this year. Pondering big life changes!! I love to have, even just, a container garden. Thanks for the good thoughts!

jack69 said...

I never read nor heard the poem, cute and true.
Planters are planners, industrious folk, whether it is mental or physical.
Good thoughts...

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE this garden piece. Perfect for anytime of the year.

Chatty Crone said...

That was cute - and so true.
Hugs, sandie

JeanJournal said...

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